Hajj 2019 dates: When is Hajj? When does Hajj start, what date does it end?

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Hundreds of thousands of Muslims head to Saudi Arabia for the holy pilgrimage of Hajj. Hajj  is one of the five pillars of Islam and every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to is expected to make the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. This is when Hajj starts and ends this year.

This year Hajj fall in August and Muslims from across the globe have already begun to arrive in Saudi Arabia ahead of the holy period.

Hajj 2019 starts on Friday, August 9 and ends on Wednesday, August 14.

Last year more than two million Muslims arrived in Mecca for Hajj.

During Hajj Mecca becomes one of the most densely-populated locations on earth as hundreds of thousands come together there to observe religious rituals.

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